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How-to Install Microsoft Security Essentials

System Requirements

Operating System: Genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7

Install Microsoft Security Essentials

  1. Download Microsoft Security Essentials from Microsoft [1].
  2. When MSE has finished downloading choose to run it.

    install-mse-1 [2]

  3. Click Yes when prompted by user account control.

    install-mse-2 [3]

  4. Select Next in the welcome screen.

    install-mse-3 [4]

  5. Accept the license agreement.

    install-mse-4 [5]

  6. Select Validate to let MSE validate that your copy of Windows is genuine.

    install-mse-5 [6]

  7. Select Install to start the install process.

    install-mse-6 [7]

  8. When MSE has finished installing itself, leave Scan my computer… checked and then click Finish.

    install-mse-7 [8]

  9. MSE will download virus and spyware definitions and then perform a quick scan for viruses and spyware.

    install-mse-8 [9] install-mse-9 [10]